Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.
Telegraph to charge for online news • The Register →
The Telegraph will begin charging for news online from next year, according to a report. The newspaper, which was the first UK national to publish on the web, will join The Times in requiring payment for access, The FT - which itself charges for online business news - reports. The move will leave liberal-leaners The Guardian and The Independent as the only daily national broadsheets offering all...
Kinect Hack Controls the Web Using Hand Gestures -... →
Kinect hacks are pouring in left and right, but this one really grabbed our attention. A group of MIT engineers have hacked Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 to control a Windows 7 PC with open-air hand gesturesjust like that thing in that old space movie we like. The open-source system, called DepthJS, was developed by four MIT engineers in MIT Media Labs’ Fluid Interfaces Group: Aaron...
A researcher from a Dutch university is warning that Facebook’s...– Facebook’s ‘Like This’ Button Is Tracking You - Slashdot
BBC News - Home Office u-turns on data laws →
The Home Office has agreed to meet civil liberties groups as part of a consultation it is conducting into UK interception laws. The Open Rights Group and other organisations are concerned that the consultation is being rushed through with minimum publicity. They want to see strong laws to protect citizens who have had their e-mail or web traffic collected without consent.
My dearest Tumblr blog buddies. Today is of course Tuesday and that can only mean one thing…Tumblr Tuesday! As always I would be deeply appeciative of your recommendation.
The problem for anybody wanting to believe that the iPad is a newspaper or...– The iPad May Not Be The Great Saviour Of Newspapers (via shaneguiter)
Christmas is almost upon us and at this festive time of year the scammers and fraudster come out to play…here is the latest one I’ve been made aware of. Simple yet effective! A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate...
FoxNews.com - Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That... →
Intelligence agencies, computer security companies and the nuclear industry have been trying to analyze the worm since it was discovered in June by a Belarus-based company that was doing business in Iran. And what they’ve all found, says Sean McGurk, the Homeland Security Department’s acting director of national cyber security and communications integration, is a “game changer.” The...
In the two hours between 8:00 and 10:00 PM, Netflix streaming movies and TV...– we spent the weekend watching movies on Netflix and Vudu on Boxee on our mac mini Will the Next Internet Revolution Be Televised? - EconMatters - - Forbes (via adamiss)
Apple Bans Android Magazine From The App Store →
Hmm, well not that this was unexpected of the Big Apple, since it is a small magazine about Android, but by banning it, it has now got some of the best free advertising available. Good Job Jobs.
Celebs to Go Silent on Twitter and Facebook for... →
Millions of people will be deprived of their favorite celebrity musings later this week as the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Seacrest go dark on Twitter and Facebook. The silence will only be temporary, however, as it’s part of a $1 million fundraiser for World AIDS Day, which takes place December 1
Ultrasound Gets More Portable - Technology Review →
A new handheld ultrasound device could be the first that can connect directly to cell-phone and Wi-Fi networks.
Computer Calculates the Most Boring Day Ever →
infoneer-pulse: A computer-programmer from Cambridge, William Tunstall-Pedoe, fed a computer program called True Knowledge over 300 million facts about people, places and events that have made the news since 1900. Using algorithms and the information provided, the computer calculated the most boring day ever—a day where no major significant events took place. So what was this uber-boring day?...
Adam Savage: TSA saw my junk, missed 12" razor... →
The TSA isn’t the most respected of governmental agencies right now, but at least it comes by the poor reputation honestly. The lack of standards, inconsistent application of searches and policies, and occasional rude agent all combine to make flying an unpleasant experience. It’s often derided as “security theater,” which describes the experience of Mythbuster Adam...
A Not So Neutral Net
From one of my blogs Written on the 0915 First Great Western train from Paddington to Bristol Parkway on route to Cheltenham…and as I have just discovered I have plonked myself down in he “entertainment carriage” where I could (if I wished) watch a range of programs on the world’s first airline style entertainment experience”…how things change...
HTTPS Everywhere: Fend Off Firesheep With Freebie... →
The Web is an insecure place and getting more insecure all the time. The latest threat, the Firesheep add-in for Firefox, is particularly dangerous because it is exceedingly simple to use. Someone with absolutely no hacking experience can grab your private login information to sites such as Facebook and Amazon, and then log in as you and do anything they want, as if they were you. The free Firefox...
Cyber Defense To Be On NATO Critical Capabilities... →
BBC News - Police seek powers to shut websites →
The police are seeking powers to shut down websites deemed to be engaged in “criminal” activity. The Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has tabled a plan for Nominet, which oversees .uk web addresses, to be given the domain closing power. Nominet said the idea was only a proposal and invited people to join the debate on the form of the final policy. IT lawyers said the...
Pro-Google Pranksters Pelt Blurred German Homes... →
chaoticplanet: Ah, just another case of the real world being attacked by the web. Happy Days.
Are Security Scanners Safe? - Technology Review →
reachingforlight: … I type in “emancipation” to Google, to finish an AP US History class assignment, and the first thing that Google gives me is “Emancipation Proclamation”, but second, it gives me “Emancipation of minors in Arizona”… It’s like Google knows me.
BBC News - First Apple computer fetches £130,000... →
One of the first batch of Apple personal computers has sold at auction in London for £133,250 ($210,000). The Apple I came with its original packaging and a signed sales letter from Apple co-founder and current chief executive Steve Jobs. The computer, one of only 200 of the model ever made, originally sold for $666.66 when it was introduced in 1976. It was bought over the phone at...
Cars With Wi-Fi Hitting the New Information... →
infoneer-pulse: Consumers don’t want to leave home without their wireless devices, allowing connectivity to be offered in places today that seemed unheard of just a handful of years ago. The trend will only accelerate as car makers see an “option-tunity” for Wi-Fi in automobiles: research firm iSuppli predicts integrated Wi-Fi systems in 7.2 million cars by 2017, a more than fortyfold increase...